Luke Fischer

Created by Craig Terlson "I ran into Franko Toledo three weeks ago while searching for a delinquent husband in Santa Fe. Truth was, his last name wasn’t Toledo. That’s just where he came from: Toledo, Spain... I never got Franko’s real last name until I saw it on his hospital bracelet." -- the first lines … Continue reading Luke Fischer

Hector Belascoarán Shayne

Created by Paco Ignacio Taibo II (1949- ) "It was a joke. just one hell of a big joke. Thinking that he could be a detective in Mexico. It was crazy." --Hector ponders his chosen profession in An Easy Thing Mexico City's one-eyed HECTOR BELASCOARÁN SHAYNE (his mother was an Irish folksinger, and his father … Continue reading Hector Belascoarán Shayne

Al Colby

Created by David Dodge (1910-74) David Dodge's second series character, AL COLBY, is a private eye based in Mexico City. Colby is a tough-guy adventurer whose investigations take him throughout Central and South America. He is a norteamericano who was born in Mexico, lived most of his life there, and speaks fluent Spanish. He's a loner … Continue reading Al Colby

J.J. McGonigle (The Come-On)

Created by Whitman Chambers(1896-1968) He's not the star of this rarely seen B-flick, but Jesse White (TV's Maytag repairman for over thirty years) as smarmy, corrupt private eye J.J. McGONIGLE is definitely worth checking out in The Come-On, a twisty/turny 1956 film noir from second string studio Allied Artists. Anne Baxter plays the hottie here; … Continue reading J.J. McGonigle (The Come-On)

Mike Land (Land’s End)

Created by Fred Dryer & Victor A. Schiro and Peter Gethers & David Handler For your consideration, I humbly submit to your list of TV eyes the name MIKE LAND of the syndicated series Land's End which ran during the 1995-96 season. Mike, played by Fred Dryer, of Hunter fame, is a retired L.A.P.D. detective … Continue reading Mike Land (Land’s End)

Sonambulo (aka Salomon Lopez)

Created by Rafael Navarro When the going gets weird, who ya gonna call? How about a masked Mexican wrestler turned Twilight Zone gumshoe? Combining the quirky-mondo tradition of pulp magazine private eyes, and the Mexican legend of Santos, plus a slew of cheapo midnight horror movies, comic book superheroes, and a healthy dab of Will … Continue reading Sonambulo (aka Salomon Lopez)

Cotton Waters

Created by Robert Richter COTTON WATERS is a gringo private eye on the west coast of Mexico, known to his drinking buddies in Puerto Vallarta as "Algo." A former activist and draft dodger (the first book, Something in Vallarta, is set in 1972), with plenty of old and unresolved legal and political problems back in … Continue reading Cotton Waters

Ernesto Sánchez

Created by T.E. Wilson Say, hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side...stalking the streets of Mexico City, looking for When her family packed it all up and emigrated from Mexico City to safe, tolerant Canada to flee the clutches of the cartel her family worked for, teenage tomboy Cristina Sánchez thought it would … Continue reading Ernesto Sánchez